The goal of the Montville Lacrosse Club is to create a fun and enthusiastic environment for our youth boys and girls to learn the fundamental skills of lacrosse... the fastest game on two feet. We hope to instill in them a love for the game, an understanding of good sportsmanship, respect for their teammates and personal responsibility. The MLC welcomes all new players into our program at all age levels and encourages skill development at all levels.
Please take a moment to read the following information from US Lacrosse (USL). If you own one of these helmets, you will NOT be permitted to wear it in any game, tournament or event governed by USL. The Montville Lacrosse Club (MLC) plays all of its games as a member of the New Jersey Junior Lacrosse League (NJJLL), a league governed by USL. No players will be permitted to use the banned helmets in any NJJLL games.
1) Read the article.
2) Check your son's helmet to see if he uses one of the makes and models listed.
3) Contact the manufacturer for further guidance.
Article copied from USL Website on 11/27/2014:
US Lacrosse, the national governing body for men’s and women’s lacrosse, has been notified by NOCSAE (National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment) that two lacrosse helmet models currently available in the marketplace -- the Cascade Model R and the Warrior Regulator -- do not meet the NOCSAE helmet standard, ND041.
NOCSAE’s public statement, available in its entirety at www.nocsae.org, says that the organization made its determination following an independent investigation and evaluation of the two helmets, including a review of each manufacturer’s internal testing and quality control data. As a result, NOCSAE has voided the manufacturer’s certification of compliance, for all manufacturing dates, for the two helmet models.
Rules written by US Lacrosse, the NCAA and the NFHS (National Federation of State High School Associations) mandate that all helmets must meet NOCSAE standards and be NOCSAE certified. Both models had previously been certified by the manufacturers as being compliant with the NOCSAE standard.
NOCSAE’s statement adds that both Cascade and Warrior have been notified of these conclusions by NOCSAE, and have indicated that they are working to address the issue.
Consumers seeking further information about these two helmet models are advised to contact the manufacturers directly: Cascade (1-800-537-1702); Warrior (1-800-968-7845).
The following statement was issued by Warrior:
"Warrior Sports, Inc. has received notification from the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) that the Warrior Regulator lacrosse helmet no longer complies with the applicable NOCSAE standards. We disagree with and are disappointed in NOCSAE’s decision. Warrior has always been committed to the highest safety standards for our products. Warrior’s Regulator helmet has passed numerous safety tests performed by ICS, an independent, certified and fully-accredited lab. ICS continues to stand behind those results and has repeatedly confirmed that the Regulator helmet meets all applicable NOCSAE standards, which applies to all Regulator helmets currently in the marketplace. Warrior is working with NOCSAE to clarify the concerns and find resolution quickly on behalf of our brand’s loyal customers and consumers.”
Warrior has posted information for owners of the Warrior Regulator helmet on its website. Read the notice.